Baby #4 update

Oh this child... It had better be exceptionally cute because this around the clock nausea is ridiculous. Then there's that awkward moment when your due date is moved forward by a MONTH! WHAT!?!? Here I am, plugging along planning for a January baby and I'm told it's official due date is now before Christmas!!! Well … Continue reading Baby #4 update

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Kids and Veggies: Why my kids love ’em or leave ’em

I've developed a relationship with the food I eat. I don't mean that in some weird way, just that I grow my food, preserve it, and eat from my garden's produce year round. Not exclusively by any stretch of the imagination, no. But, I have been working toward that end. Because of health issues that … Continue reading Kids and Veggies: Why my kids love ’em or leave ’em

Prayer Garden Progress

I shared a bit about my start on the prayer garden a couple days ago. We started with yanking out an overgrown forsythia. Actually, we only dramatically cut it back and dug out random suckers, so it'll come back, but on our terms now. We (me and the older two kids) pulled out the Virginia … Continue reading Prayer Garden Progress

Havin’ Fun Just Messin’

Today was bee installation day! 1) nucs are way easier than package bees. 2) that's a LOT of bees. 3) the trepidation goes away after you've done it once before. It was an adrenaline rush for sure, or maybe I'm just a scaredy cat... Either way, I'm happy with how it went. I had to … Continue reading Havin’ Fun Just Messin’

On Days When You Don’t Like Your Kids…

Every mom has been there... If she says she hasn't, she's lying. I love my children. I'd take a bullet for them, no questions. But there are days when I really just don't like them. My oldest is 3. That should be enough said. Honestly, 3 has been worse than two by far. Terrible 2's? … Continue reading On Days When You Don’t Like Your Kids…

God Speaks

Christians know and cherish the story of Elijah hiding in the mountains, waiting for God to speak to him. The Almighty's voice was not in the wind, the earthquake, or the fire. He was in a still small voice. This is sometimes used to promote disciplines of silence and solitude, meditation on Scripture, or cultivate … Continue reading God Speaks

Introverted Parents with Extroverted Children

Parenting is always a little stressful. That just comes with the territory of being responsible for other tiny, virtually helpless humans. But there are certain circumstances that can make parenting particularly challenging. For my husband and I, that is being introverts with extroverted children. I am an introvert. I never knew that, because I've always … Continue reading Introverted Parents with Extroverted Children

Even the Rocks Cry Out

Tonight was my first experience of an Ash Wednesday service with my children. Not only were we visiting a United Methodist church, which is far more formal than the Southern Baptist Church we're members of and with which my children are familiar, but we were late... As usual. Fortunately, the church had a really wonderful … Continue reading Even the Rocks Cry Out

ABC Bible Memory Verses

I've been working on these with my 2 and 3 year old. They actually end up being set to little tunes that pop into my head. It's amazing the power music has to cement things into our memory. If you don't believe me, just think about all the ridiculous songs you wish you didn't know … Continue reading ABC Bible Memory Verses

How I keep my Children Healthy

This post is a little ironic because my middle child was in bed with a pretty high fever as I wrote this... But, I know several stay-at-home moms who almost avoid getting together because every time they take their children out in public, they return home with some kind of viral or bacterial illness. It's … Continue reading How I keep my Children Healthy